Colleen has been practicing yoga(on and off) for close to 13 years. She Found the "Hot Room" 2 years ago and fell, immediately, in love with all aspects of Hot Yoga. Colleen is passionate about the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga and provides individual attention to each of her students in their own yogic journey. Colleens classes are perfect for students who are new to yoga and need a demonstration and explanation of the postures, as well as for experienced students who want to develop deeper connections between the body and mind.
Colleen McCaffery RYT-220 hours certified teacher in Vinyasa Yoga, Founder & Owner of Aura. Colleen's love and desire for a peaceful and spiritual life, coupled with her innate ability to push others to want to better themselves, is the motivating drive behind AURA. Colleen's life experiences have led her to discover her Dharma(found sitting on her mat) and has now opened up Aura to help you discover and become your own Dharma and connect with your Prana(life force)
Allow Aura to be your center for self discovery. Familiarize yourself with our studio and our staff who will help guide your spiritual journey.
Aura offers a variety of different classes
Dalia Gorman~RYT 200
Dalia welcomes all levels to her energetic and challenging class. her own practice & experience in teaching yoga for 25 years, has turned her focus and full commitment completely on her students, observing their practice, their alignment, their breath and above all, their advancement. Base on Ashtanga Yoga- the system of continuing series of “Asanas” or postures – standing, sitting, balancing and Vinyasas - done in synchronization between breath & movement- She teach's a class that at first might feel challenging but with trust, patience & practice your advancement will be obvious. We use “Ujjayi” Breath, a deep & relaxed style of breathing that is maintained in alignment with our movements. This type of breathing is known to create heat, increase our oxygen depth, and center our attention inward. Our practice strengthen the muscles, align the spine, increase flexibility over time, as well as, stimulate and calm our body systems, specially the circulatory and nervous. Yoga is attainable & fair through regular & diligent practice. All you need is patience; listen to our own bodies and progress at our own pace. By focusing on the breath and movement with awareness, body and mind will become one and progress will be evident. 23 years teaching on North Fork-
Teacher Training Certifications: Tim Miller, Carlsbad , CA (at Tulum, Mexico), Beryl Bender Birch, author of “Power Yoga” -E. Hampton & David Swenson, Austin Texas. Workshops: Dough Swenson, NYC; Richard Freeman, Boulder, CO and Pattabis Jois, (NYC) -founder of Ashtanga Yoga System. As well as years of numerous NYC classes with different styles and teachers.
Erik is a teacher of Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Yoga and Paddle Boarding Yoga. Erik is currently working towards his RYT-300 hour certificate. Erik has a deep connection with his yoga practice and Yoga has a deep connection through Erik. A lifelong student and athlete, his training runs the gamut of physical and mental growth. Erik has backgrounds in the Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Acro Yoga, Pranayama Breath work, Meditation, Reiki training levels 1 & 2, Martial arts (Jiu Jitsu), Gymnastics, Slacklining, Surfing and Rockclimbing. When he's not practicing physically he's reading and performing electrical engineering science. Despite the vast number of disciplines Erik uses yoga philosophy of union, to put everything he is into everything he does. His passion for the seen and unseen, the explainable and the unbelievable continue to fuel his life with energy and balance.
Jayme Lynn Couch~RYT-200
With an early background in dance Jayme has always had an intense adoration for artful movement which seamlessly translated to a passion for yoga in her early 20s when she began her practice. Experiencing a series of traumatic personal events and seeking a sense of inner peace and non-attachment to these past hurts Jayme rediscovered her love of yoga in 2014 as she began to practice Hot Yoga regularly. Through the practice she found a life-giving space and community. Inspired by multiple instructors for their ability to hold space for their students and create a community of love, consciousness, and acceptance she was determined to someday facilitate that environment for others. In August of 2017 she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa through Always at Aum Yoga School. Serving others as a nurse since 2008 and seeking to live yoga on and off the mat, Jayme’s mission is to honor all creatures for their divine nature and acknowledge their unlimited worth. Her goal is to leave each of her students increasingly aware of their connection to the universe and empower them to create their own steady place of inner peace amidst all of life’s peaks and valleys. She believes guiding her students to connect breath with movement, allowing the mind to be passive and the breath to be active, inspires them to become more in touch with their true self and is a tangible way to reach this state of inner peace.
Leah is a lover of movement and energy and began discovery of both yoga and belly dance in 2004 as a means to seek confidence, poise, balance & santosha (contentment in spite of life’s inevitable ongoing challenges-remains seeking!). As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist she has been promoting health and wellness in the field of nutrition for 20+ years. She attended CW Post/LIU, obtained her Masters from SUNY Stony Brook and works for Northwell Health in Bay Shore since 2004 as the Chief RD and Wellness Liaison. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Satya Yoga & Pilates/East Coast Yoga University in August 2017 and teaches with humor, joy, and encouragement to go beyond and find your personal comfort within you and without you through the eight limbs of yoga. Yoga found her when she needed it and aspires to help others to be found through yoga.
Jackie is an empowering and spirited teacher with the goal to create a safe and grounded practice for her students to let go of their mind and tune into their body. Jackie thrives on empowering others to see the light and love inside of themselves with the art of yoga. She knows that yoga is truly for everyone and every body. Having been a two-sport collegiate athlete, Jackie came to yoga for the physical aspect but soon after, realized it was so much more than just a ‘workout’. She fell in love with the spiritual side of yoga. At a lost time in Jackie’s life, she decided to dive deeper into yoga, and attended Yoga Teacher Training at Joschi Yoga Institute, in New York City. From that point on, yoga has been a constant in her life whether she’s practicing, learning or teaching. Yoga has transformed Jackie’s life. Jackie has also studied under Sage Rountree, an internationally recognized authority in yoga for athletes. Jackie is a Riverhead Native and she enjoys spending her days working on her family’s farm and being a softball and basketball coach at Riverhead HS.